Dorothy G. Chalef, 85, of Atlanta, Georgia, died on July 13, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Fran Chalef, also of Atlanta, and Gail Madelene Chalef of Bethesda, Maryland; and her sister, Miriam Strauss of Lake Worth, Florida. Mrs. Chalef was born in New York City, was a graduate of Hunter College, and attended Bowie State College. During most of her 35+ year career, she served as an educator with Prince Georgia’s County Schools. Mrs. Chalef received the County’s Teacher of the Year distinction in the late 1970s. She loved her students and shared her love of learning with imagination, creativity, and the use of music. A pianist in her youth, Mrs. Chalef held a life-long appreciation of classical music, opera, and musical theater. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. Sign online guestbook at Contributions may be made to the Children’s Defense Fund, Graveside services were held July 15 at Arlington Memorial Park in Sandy Springs. Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.